Posts by Madeleine Muzdakis

Madeleine Muzdakis

Madeleine Muzdakis is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and a historian of early modern Britain & the Atlantic world. She holds a BA in History and Mathematics from Brown University and an MA in European & Russian Studies from Yale University. Madeleine has worked in archives and museums for years with a particular focus on photography and arts education. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys hiking, film photography, and reading while cuddling with her cat Georgia.

August 4, 2021

NYC’s New Mental Health Response Teams Report Better Outcomes Than Police in Trial Period

People experiencing a mental health crisis deserve compassion, safety, and treatment. This is the philosophy behind B-HEARD, a new pilot program in New York City which dispatches fire station paramedics and trained social workers to mental health crises instead of police officers. After a full month of operations in northern Manhattan, the data is in.

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July 26, 2021

Japanese Researchers Break Internet Speed Record With 319Tbps Data Transfer

The Internet Age has revolutionized everyday life in ways that would have been hard to imagine even in 1990. Indeed, progress shows little sign of slowing down. In the ongoing quest for faster internet speeds, Japanese researchers have recently made a significant breakthrough. In July 2021, Japan's National institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)

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July 25, 2021

Commemorate Your Favorite Place With a Custom Relief-Style Map for Your Home

Welcome to East of Nowhere. No, we are not talking about the states with more cows than people. East of Nowhere is an art print brand started in 2019 by James Farrell, a Ph.D. geoscientist from Upstate New York. With his extensive experience in topography, geology, and cartography, Farrell creates art pieces using vintage maps and modern satellite imagery. The prints are a perfect gift to commemorate a special place.

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July 21, 2021

New Study Finds That Crows Are So Intelligent They Understand the Concept of Zero

Crows are incredibly smart. Researchers have already discovered that these sleek, dark birds possess primary, or sensory, consciousness—the ability possessed by humans and some primates to merge memories to think in terms of past and present. A recent paper published in The Journal of Neuroscience expands the wealth of knowledge on these clever creatures. In the study, researchers discovered that crows can comprehend the concept of zero. Zero is actually a rather recent mathematical invention.

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